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 Simple Hassle-Free Ways to Protect Your Online Accounts

 Simple Hassle-Free Ways to Protect Your Online Accounts – By Anne H timeatlas.com
Recently, I met a friend who looked stressed. He returned home from work only to find out that someone had broken into his online accounts. Naturally, he was concerned about the data, but also the amount of time it would take to fix the problem. I told him an easy way to reduce the risk of account breaches is to use something called “two factor authentication” or 2FA.

Personal Data of 533 Million Facebook Users Stolen by Hackers

Personal Data of 533 Million Facebook Users Stolen by Hackers – By Josh Hendrickson Review Geek
If you’re on Facebook (and who isn’t?), you may want to consider locking down all your accounts. A security researcher discovered the personal data of 533 million Facebook users leaked online in a hacker forum. The data includes phone numbers, names, birthdates, emails, and more.


Have I Been Pwned: – haveibeenpwned.com
Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach.

 

 

 

Why Two-Factor Authentication Matters for Your Website Security

Why Two-Factor Authentication Matters for Your Website Security (And How to Use It) – By Activate managewp.com
Your WordPress website security is only as strong as the tools and measures you implement to safeguard it. So if you’re not using two-factor authentication (2FA), you’re leaving your passwords and sensitive information at risk.


Simple Hassle Free Ways to Protect Your Online Accounts – By AnneH timeatlas.com
Recently, I met a friend who looked stressed. He returned home from work only to find out that someone had broken into his online accounts. Naturally, he was concerned about the data, but also the amount of time it would take to fix the problem. I told him an easy way to reduce the risk of account breaches is to use something called “two factor authentication” or 2FA.

 

A Hacker Got All My Texts for $16

It’s time to stop using services that force you to use SMS-based two-factor authentication | By Jerry Hildenbrand Android Central

You should be using two-factor authentication on every single online account you have. It doesn’t matter how rich or how famous you are (though the rich and famous should probably do even more to secure their identities) because everyone has something of value hidden in their online accounts. Companies like Google and Facebook offer everything for free because our online data is so valuable.


A Hacker Got All My Texts for $16 – By Joseph Cox VICE

A gaping flaw in SMS lets hackers take over phone numbers in minutes by simply paying a company to reroute text messages.

Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Web Browser’s Password Manager

Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Web Browser’s Password Manager – By Chris Hoffman How-To Geek
We recommend using a password manager like 1Password, LastPass, or Bitwarden. But modern web browsers have built-in password managers, so why install a different one? There are many good reasons to avoid your web browser’s built-in tool.


Browser Password Managers: Threat Models – By textslashplain.com
All major browsers have a built-in password manager. So we should use them, right?

Mastering your password manager

Mastering your password manager: 5 must-know tips – By goodgearguide.com.au

If you aren’t using a password manager yet, you really need to start, because protecting online accounts has never been more important. To take just one example, a personal email account now contains years of not only correspondence, but also purchase histories, travel plans, and links to other key accounts, including credit cards and banks.

How to Back Up All of Your Google Data

How to Back Up All of Your Google Data – By Lifehacker
It’s more than likely you’ll live happily with your Google account until such time as Jeeves comes back from the dead to reassert dominance in the search market (forever, in other words). However, I’ve encountered a few weird instances lately of Google deleting users’ accounts without rhyme or reason, leaving them unable to access what they’d stored on Google’s services (a lot) and with no real resources to get it back.

LastPass Tips

LastPass Tips – by teracore.co.za
Increase your productivity and security with these LastPass tips and tricks.
LastPass will increase your password security, but it can be a daunting task adding and updating all of your passwords. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how I use LastPass to reduce the time spent on admin.

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